Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 7-7 Forward Virtual Tour

Rugged; Approximately 40 miles; Maps required: north; No KMZ data available


This 7-day trek offers a variety of exciting program opportunities, on and off of Philmont property.. Begin with a bus drop off at the Six Mile Gate Trailhead and a short hike to McBride Canyon trail camp. Learn important camping skills from your Ranger before waking up and climbing to the top of Hart Peak on your way to Ponil. The original headquarters of Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, it now serves as one of Philmont's three western lore camps. Try your hand at roping, branding, or Cowboy Action Shooting. Working your way up the Middle Ponil River, and off of Philmont property, you will come to the historic Rich Family cabin and homestead. Cow milking, cabin tours, and an entertaining family gathering will let you experience what life was like on an 1880s homestead. Make your way over scenic Wilson Mesa to visit the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. stationed at Pueblano. Climb Spar Poles, work on a railroad tie, then be ready for their exciting Company Meeting campfire program that night! It will be a show you are not likely to forget. After learning how to be loggers, it is time to visit Santa Claus for some shotshell reloading and 12 gauge shotgun shooting. Your last morning on the trail has your crew hiking to the Maxwell Trailhead for your bus pickup and trip back to base camp.

Unique Campsite: McBride Canyon; Ponil;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2McBride Canyon Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to Six Mile GateTrail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)
3Ponil Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Climb Hart Peak Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cowboy Action Shooting Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cantina Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
4Rich Cabins Conservation Project Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  


Homesteading Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  


Cabin Tour Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  


Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  


Campfire Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
5Pueblano Campfire  


Hike over Wilson Mesa  


Tie making  


spar pole climbing  
6Santa Claus 12 Gauge Shotgun shooting/reloading -  
7CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Maxwell TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
Warning: Itinerary details provided by PhilSearch are for planning purposes only.  Only the current year's "Treks" book and the addendums to it, if any, should be used for final trek selection.
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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2Six Mile GateTyrannosaurus Rex Track
CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3PonilCantina ShowCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Gymkhana
Cavalcade
4Rich CabinsEvening musicCommissary; Low Impact Camp;
Animal Care
5PueblanoContinental Tie & Lumber
7CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.